Medicine at Birmingham

Studying Medicine at the University of Birmingham allows you to develop the knowledge and skills required to become a safe, effective and medical practitioner. As one of the largest Medical Schools in the UK, we are shaping the future of healthcare and medicine by providing innovative education delivered by world-leading academics.


With over five-and-a-half million people in the West Midlands area, and a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds, your opportunities for contact with a wide range of patients and a variety of health conditions are exceptional. Right from the start, you’ll experience the practice of healthcare in the community with a fortnightly attachment to a general practice, allowing you to see how your studies translate into clinical practice.

You will also have the opportunity to step aside from your medical degree with an optional intercalation year where you can undertake a research project and complete an additional degree.  You’ll get to engage in a novel research project in either basic or applied medical research after your second, third or fourth year of study, working alongside our academics and scientists finding solutions to real life problems.